Marie Thompson, 92, of Lawrence, Kansas passed on May 20, 2022, at Pioneer Ridge Skilled Nursing Facility, surrounded by family. Marie was born on September 13, 1929, in Harlan, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Clay and Ollie Ward. Marie went to Harlan Kentucky schools and married Quentin Thompson on December 22, 1945. The family moved to Lawrence, Kansas in 1962 and Lawrence has been her life long home since. Quentin and Marie had seven children, Jim Thompson (Linda), Darla Beebe (David), Regina Stultz (Howard), Barbara Young (Rick), Ted Thompson (Cindy), Ollie Wenger (Chris) and Tom Thompson (Angela Ellison). Marie has 17 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. She was a mother, housewife and friend to many. She made friends wherever she went. She loved to garden and spend time with her family.
She worked various jobs throughout the years including being the manager of the Velvet Freeze in her early days. She worked several years at The University of Kansas Student Housing Food Services and after that she worked more than five years at Furrs Cafeteria. Marie was a faithful Christian and attended many churches throughout her life. She has been a member of Plymouth Congregational Church for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Bessie Saylor and her husband, Quentin Thompson.
A private family service will be held at a later date.